The composite redesign of humanity’s nature: a work in process

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 39 (2):157-164 (2018)
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Lantz Fleming Miller
University of Twente
Abstract
One of the most salient contemporary concerns in academic debates and pop culture alike is the extent to which new technologies may re-cast Homo sapiens. Species members may find themselves encased in a type of existence they deem to be wanting in comparison with their present form, even if the promised form was assured to be better. Plausibly, the concern is not merely fear of change or of the unknown, but rather it arises out of individuals’ general identification with what they are and what their friends and family are. In altering that identity beyond a point, they lose it and thus lose themselves in a kind of living death. The three volumes analysed in this essay offer widely differing perspectives on the relations between humans and new technology. As the three works reviewed here together make clear, a whole, fully coherent, definitive work on the composite redesign of human nature (CROHN) still has yet to materialize
Keywords composite redesign of human nature  technology ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s11017-018-9440-5
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